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ACP Deluxe Dash Panel Passenger Side Installation


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I am trying to install the passenger side deluxe dash panel.  These have the undersized (compared to OEM parts) posts.  I have purchased metric and SAE speed nuts (PAL nuts).  I also have the AMK set and some original ones.  The original and AMK match each other but are too big (as mentioned in other posts).  The 10mm and 3/8 are too big. The 5/16 and 8mm seem very small and I am reluctant to force them on as the plastic is rather brittle.  I can't find 9mm. Wrapping the posts in electrical tape was mentioned as a possible solution to increase the post diameter but i worry about the adhesive slipping over time (particularly with heat).  If you have installed these parts, how did you do it?

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Yep- I just took a round chainsaw file to the inside of some 5/16" thread cutting nuts to open them up a bit.  Worked great.  Nuts I used were purchased from  McMaster part #  90533A140.

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Thx for the replies.  I picked up some from Lowes and they did the trick. Problem solved.

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1971 convertible, H-code, Ram Air

1971 Mach I, M-code, Ram Air

1972 Mexican GT-351

1988 Bronco II

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